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Twitter Users Find Weird X-Shape in Heart of Milky Way

When astronomer Dustin Lang tweeted some images he had made of the Milky Way using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), he was mostly “just showing off.” What Lang did not expect was that another Twitter user would find in those images the first picture of an...

How Twitter led the way to finding the Milky Way's giant “X”

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Prompted by a series of tweets, a pair of astronomers have used data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer orbital telescope to identify an image of a massive "X"-shaped star formation located in our galaxy's central bulge. The...Show More Summary

Space telescope picks out potentially hazardous asteroids

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope has had a pretty interesting life. Originally operational between 2009 and 2011 as the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), the probe was brought out of hibernation...Show More Summary

Runaway stars leave infrared waves

Astronomers have discovered roughly 100 of the fastest-moving stars in the Milky Way galaxy with the aid of images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, and use of the Wyoming Infrared Observatory on Jelm Mountain near Laramie, Wyo.

Image of the Day: A Distant Galaxy Radiates Light Equal to 300 Trillion Suns

A distant galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns was discovered this past May using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to...

NASA Discovers a Giant Galaxy Cluster from the Beginning of the Universe

Astronomers have discovered a giant gathering of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe, thanks to NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy cluster, located 8.5 billion light-years away, is the most massive...

Has NASA Discovered the Brightest Galaxy in the Universe? (Today's Most Popular)

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns was discovered this past May using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs t...

NASA’s WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

Source: NASA From NASA: A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE — extremely luminous infrared...Read More

WISE discovers brightest galaxy in the universe

A fresh study examining data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft has led to to the discovery of the brightest galaxy in the universe. The galaxy, dubbed WISE J224607.57-052635.0, is believed to contain in...Show More Summary

The Brightest Galaxy Ever Discovered Shines Like 300 Trillion Suns

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), astronomers have catalogued 20 previously undetected galaxies that are so bright they belong to an entirely new class of objects, including one that releases 10,000 times more energy than the Milky Way — even though it’s smaller. Read more...

The Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe --"May Harbor a Behemoth Black Hole"

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new.....

Brighter Than the Sun: Scientists Discover Most Luminous Galaxy Ever Seen

The brightest-ever galaxy has reportedly been discovered by scientists with the help of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope.

Most luminous galaxy in universe discovered

A remote galaxy shining brightly with infrared light equal to more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The galaxy, which belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE -- nicknamed extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs -- is the most luminous galaxy found to date.

Living on the edge: Stars found far from galaxy center

Astronomers using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, have found a cluster of stars forming at the very edge of our Milky Way galaxy. This is the first time astronomers have found stars being born in such a remote location. Show More Summary

The clumping behavior of galaxies

Active, supermassive black holes at the hearts of galaxies tend to fall into two categories: those that are hidden by dust, and those that are exposed. Data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, have shown that galaxies with hidden supermassive black holes tend to clump together in space more than the galaxies with exposed, or unobscured, black holes.

NASA's WISE findings poke hole in black hole 'doughnut' theory

A survey of more than 170,000 supermassive black holes, using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), has astronomers reexamining a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects. The unified...Show More Summary

NASA's Spitzer and WISE telescopes find star colder than the North Pole

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We tend to think of stars as being very, very hot, but what about a star that you could use as a deep freeze? Astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a dim star-like object with the catchy title WISE J085510.83-071442.5.0 that is colder than the North Pole. Show More Summary

NASA's Spitzer and WISE telescopes find close, cold neighbor of the Sun

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered what appears to be the coldest "brown dwarf" known -- a dim, star-like body that surprisingly is as frosty as Earth's North Pole. read mor...

NASA discovers the sun has an icy neighbor

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and Spitzer Space Telescope have found what appears to be a brown dwarf, or star-like object that is as cold as the North Pole, just 7.2 light-years away from the sun. The closest system to the sun is Alpha Centauri, about 4 light-years away. Show More Summary

Star is discovered to be a close neighbor of the Sun and the coldest of its kind

A "brown dwarf" star that appears to be the coldest of its kind -- as frosty as Earth's North Pole -- has been discovered by a Penn State University astronomer using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and Spitzer Space Telescopes. Show More Summary

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